Friday, August 02, 2002

Holiday reading part 2

I read the 25th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, The Truth. Even after 25 novels his flow of ideas still continues. Some of them are a bit laboured, but this is one of the better ones.

Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins.
"My title is from Keats, who believed that Newton had destroyed all the poetry of the rainbow by reducing it to the prismatic colors. Keats could hardly have been more wrong, and my aim is to guide all who are tempted by a similar view, towards the opposite conclusion. Science is, or ought to be, the inspiration for great poetry."
Even though I disagree with his conclusions about evolution, this is a good book, giving you back your sense of wonder, and exposing bad science.
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